BLOODHOUND SSC will make its first ever public run on 26 October 2017 at Aerohub Enterprise Zone, Cornwall Airport Newquay. This will be part of a series of key development tests for the jet engine, Car and team, and takes place 20 years after Thrust SSC set the current World Land Speed Record of 763.035 mph.
BLOODHOUND will run on Thursday 26 October (VIP day including 1K Club Gold members); Saturday 28 October (public open day); Monday 30 October (education day).
ALFED members can buy tickets for the Public Day (28 October) at the discounted price of £60 by using this code: alfed
What will happen at Newquay?
BLOODHOUND SSC is the world’s most advanced straight-line racing car. In October 2017, Wing Commander Andy Green, current holder of the World Land Speed Record, will drive the Car for the first time at Cornwall Airport Newquay, putting it through its paces.
The runway trials will mark the culmination of a month of tests to prove the Car’s steering, brakes, suspension, data systems, and so on, as well as the EJ200 jet engine, sourced from a Eurofighter Typhoon. Thousands of visitors are expected to come and see history being made as BLOODHOUND SSC is driven at speeds of up to 200mph on the 1.7 mile (2.7km) runway.
Before it moves under its own power, BLOODHOUND SSC will first undergo several days of static ‘tie-down’ tests. The jet engine will be run up, with the Car chained to the ground, so that the performance of Car’s bespoke air intake, fuel and electrical systems can be checked. All being well, dynamic testing will then follow on.